Students and faculty welcomed a new University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Chancellor Thursday evening at it’s Northwest Chapter.
Dr. Chip Patterson officially started his new job in June. He comes from the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. He’s in Northwest Arkansas to discuss enlarging UAMS’ footprint in this corner of the state.
Patterson said he’s very focused on keeping the college on the cutting edge of the medicinal field.
“Healthcare is changing rapidly, and we need to keep up with the changing times. We need to think about new technology that we can use and apply, to take the cost out of healthcare. We need to do everything we can to provide better access,” said Dr. Cam Patterson, UAMS Chancellor.
Patterson will replace Dr. Dan Rahn. He went on to say both he and his wife are excited to work here until they retire.
Officials said UAMS has doubled the number of students in the last three years.